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Stunning seaside home on Cape Breton with magnificent ocean views

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This seaside home was designed by Omar Gandhi Architect in collaboration with Jill Greaves Design, located in Inverness, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Set atop a hillside, this contemporary dwelling honors the vernacular style of Canada’s east coast, while maximizing views. From the main road, this house appears to be a single-story residence. While on the opposing side, following the hillside, is a second level of modern glass with cedar cladding.

The entrance is on the second level, opening into the main living spaces. This includes the living and dining room and kitchen. The main stairwell is flanked by a double volume of glass. The lower level encompasses the bedrooms, family room and laundry room. The master bedroom is clad on three sides with glass, giving it the ultimate view. The children’s bedrooms are finished with bright playful colors which radiate from the mature modern cedar form of the house.

Project Team: Architect: Omar Gandhi Architect / Interiors: Jill Greaves Design / Contractor: David MacLean and Sons Structural: Joe Janega Engineering

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What We Love: This seaside home features a minimal cedar clad exterior that opens into an interior of simple, clean lines. The main living space showcases a wall of glass that perfectly frames wonderful views of the ocean. The view creates a serene living environment for the homeowners and their guests. We love how the home steps down the hillside, affording privacy to the bedrooms from the street. Overall a beautifully designed home… Readers, what do you think of the design of this home? Would this be your ideal place to live? Please let us know your thoughts in the Comments!

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Above: Peace, privacy and panorama views on the Atlantic Coast. Life is good in the Maritimes!

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Above: A sheltered entrance consists of glass and red cedar, blocking the hill-top wind and inviting visitors inside with a wonderful view.

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Above: This multi-level retreat is complete with full-length cathedral ceiling, hardwood floors and panorama views. A central hearth, clad in natural stone brings warmth and intimacy to this open-concept living area. Custom mill work provides hidden storage space, and helps keeps things easy and breezy for the homeowners.

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Above: Frameless glass balustrades and a folding glass NanaWall allow for a truly seamless indoor-outdoor living in this home. With walnut cabinetry and floors, integrated appliances, and natural stone surfaces, this kitchen is a literally a breath of fresh air.

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Above: Outside the kitchen, this cedar deck offers frameless glass balustrades to provide safety and serenity throughout the seasons.

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Above: A well-planned, efficient use of space — the area beneath the main staircase has been dedicated for laundry and additional built-in storage.

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Above: Natural wood and stone are reflected in the surrounding environment of this rural property. While the outdoor features are rugged, the materials inside have been refined. Stepping out from the free-standing tub, the honeycomb basalt tile is soft underfoot. The undermount sink and stone counter are solid and smooth, as is the walnut accent wall. The mirror amplifies the available natural light and as an added feature, has a built-in night-light.

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Photos: Greg Richardson Photography

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